Can I stain after polyurethane?
Also, how long after staining can I polyurethane?
Every finish and stain is different, and drying times can vary widely from brand to brand or product to product. As a rule of thumb, you should wait 24-48 hours to allow the stain to fully dry before applying your polyurethane. If you're extra cautious, you may even choose to wait 72 hours before applying your poly.
Likewise, can you stain over finished wood? It is possible to apply stain over varnish, as long as you aren't expecting results similar to those when staining untreated wood that drinks in the stain. Clean and rough-up the varnish first to remove any grime, dust or debris and also to give the surface some texture the stain can cling to.
Then, can you tint polyurethane with wood stain?
Ratio of Stain to Polyurethane for custom color. Won't work! You can dig the pigments out of the bottom of the stain cans and add them to the poly/varnish but just mixing stain will thin the poly more than it will tint it.
Can you stain over water based polyurethane?
2 Answers. This should be ok if you gave the stain 3-4 days to properly dry out. You'll want the oil-based drying agent to completely vaporize from the stain before applying the water-based finish. You may apply the Minwax Water Based Polyurethane over a fully cured Minwax Wood Finish Stain (oil-based).